|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1949, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1969|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
196th Light Infantry Brigade
Company B, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
A NOTE FROM THE VIRTUAL WALL
On 22 Sep 1969 B Company, 3/21st Infantry, conducted a combat assault into a river valley about 13 kilometers southeast of Hiep Duc. The landing was opposed, with three helicopters shot down. Once on the ground the infantrymen lost eight men before the enemy broke off the engagement and retreated into the jungled hills along the river. The eight soldiers killed in the day's fighting were
Aircrew, UH-1D 66-16332, 71st AHC
CWO Barry K. Alexander, Clemson, SC
SP5 Johnnie L. Williams, Jacksonville, FL
B Company, 3rd Bn, 21st Infantry
SGT Larry W. Ellis, Raleigh, NC
CPL Danny L. Duprey, Fort Fairfield, ME
CPL Fred E. Gold, Clarksville, TN
CPL James H. Hall, Hollis, NY
CPL Clinton E. Miller, Cabool, MO
PFC Mark W. Surber, Sterling, MI
Putnam, William (Randy, Black Magot), SSG 41
Mr. Duprey began his tour on June 8, 1969; he was killed three and a half months later. His cause of death is listed as "Hostile - Grounds Casualty - Gun, Small Arms Fire", and his body is listed as recovered.
Mr. Duprey was 19 years old at the time of his death, and single. There is some verification in paperwork that he was from Fairfield, Maine. His parents are listed as Dana Duprey and Beatrice (Carter) Duprey; I am presently seeking their records, as well.
I am presently researching the incident which took his life, as well as the lives of seven of his fellow soldiers, and will update this page accordingly - a special Thank You to Mia for the help in discovering the information that has not only brought facts about her own uncle - James Henry Hall - to the surface after so many years, but has also brought answers to other families.
Mr. Duprey is listed on the Vietnam Veterams Memorial Wall at Panel 18W, Line 124.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
According to the Coffelt Database, a very reliable source, Danny is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield, Maine (Aroostook County).
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter/Gannon...
Record added: Mar 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106917813